from the Catholic News Service Blog, written by Dennis Sadowski
A synod for creation? Columban Fr. Sean McDonagh believes it would be a good thing for the church and for the future of the Earth.
He repeated his suggestion for Pope Benedict XVI to call such a synod during a visit to the Center of Concern in Washington May 17 in a visit also sponsored by Pax Christi USA and Missionary Society of St. Columban.
“It would give everyone a chance to share insight,” said the Irish priest, who has spent more than 30 years urging the world to do a better job of caring for God’s creation. “The synod would be a great impetus to the task for caring for the earth and caring for every creature. It would give new life to the Catholic faith in contemporary society.”
It’s not just the duty of the Catholic church to care for the Earth, but for all religions to lead the way, he said.